[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: DI'ruj QeD

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Tue Mar 30 08:16:09 PDT 2021

Does anyone know if there are any restrictions on the meaning of {roDSer}, or if it’s just a mimic of all the versions of what “dimension” is in English?

By that, I mean that a dimension can either be a number measuring length along one of three abstract axes that define a point in space according to one of two Western Science systems (the other which uses two angles and one length, instead of three lengths), or you might add another number to describe time (as if instants exist without duration), or it can be used in an even more abstract and/or fictional meaning to be some kind of reality outside of 3-D-plus-time “space/time continuum”, so that there could be some person invisibly standing right next to you “in another dimension”.

Since Rod Sterling’s name is probably the root of {roDSer}, I’m sure that the more abstract meaning applies, but does this also apply to the simple linear measurement, like measuring the length of a disruptor rifle or the diameter of a blood pie?

charghwI’ ‘utlh
(ghaH, ghaH, -Daj)

> On Mar 29, 2021, at 12:00 PM, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu> wrote:
> Klingon Word of the Day for Saturday, March 27, 2021
> Klingon word: 	DI'ruj QeD
> Part of speech: 	noun
> Definition: 	metaphysics
> Source: 	qep'a' 26  [2019]
> _______________________________________________
> (qepHom 2019 booklet):   {DI'ruj QeD} "metaphysics" is two words (as is {DI'ruj tej}). 
> SEE:
> DI’ruj  		reality (n) (qep’a’ 2016, Friends of Maltz: qurgh)
> - DI’ruj velqa’ nIqHom virtual  "reality software" (qep’a’ 2016)
> See also:
> roDSer 		dimension (n) (qep'a' 2019)
> velqa’ 		replica (n) (MKE)
> nIqHom  	software (n) (qep’a’ 2016)
> rorgh 		be fantasy (n) (qep'a' 2019)
> “Reality is that which continues to exist even when you stop believing in it.” (Philip K. Dick, scifi writer)
> --
> Voragh, Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
>    Please contribute relevant vocabulary from the last year or two. I’ve fallen 
>    behind in updating my files and adding cross-references for related words.  
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